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NEXUS First Time Applications Processing Timelines

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CBSA published NEXUS processing times to get to conditional approval can be found here. The most recently published processing time is below, along with a short history of recent official published times. A longer history of published wait times is here, via the Internet Archive Wayback machine. Please post your personal experiences below in the thread. All posts are appreciated. Thank you/Merci!

39 business days as of 2019-10-07
40 business days as of 2019-08-28
25 business days as of 2019-04-11
39 business days as of 2018-11-30
35 business days as of 2018-09-06
32 business days as of 2018-06-26
20 business days as of 2018-04-13
20 business days as of 2018-02-28
18 business days as of 2018-01-29
18 business days as of 2018-01-22
23 business days as of 2017-12-14
26 business days as of 2017-10-05
60 business days as of 2017-07-12
65 business days as of 2017-07-04
71 business days as of 2017-05-31
51 business days as of 2017-03-31
47 business days as of 2017-02-28
32 business days as of 2016-12-31
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Old Jun 25, 13, 8:27 am
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Originally Posted by Billiken View Post
I'm thinking about applying for nexus with the hope of being interviewed at the Detroit site (hours are better than DTW and CVG Global Entry locations).

It mentions that US locations do not have an iris scanner.
Will not having the iris scan delay processing/completion of my card?

THANKS
The "no iris scanner" at the Ambassador Bridge does not affect Nexus approval time. As an aside, about 6 months after we got our Nexus cards in 2011 we went to visit friends in Toronto (4 hour drive from Detroit) and we made a quick stop at Pearson Airport (YYZ), which is right off Highway 401, and just walked in (no appointment needed) to the enrollment center (it's outside security) and had our iris' scanned so now we can use our Nexus cards if we fly into Canada.
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Old Jun 27, 13, 10:38 am
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"Trusted Traveler Program" changed to "Nexus"

I checked GOES just now, and for the "Program" field, "Trusted Traveler Program" changed to "Nexus." In addition, I think an "Apply for FAST" button appeared. I am still "Pending Review," though. I wonder if this is a sign of progress, or a sitewide programming change?
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Old Jun 27, 13, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by uwskier25 View Post
I checked GOES just now, and for the "Program" field, "Trusted Traveler Program" changed to "Nexus." In addition, I think an "Apply for FAST" button appeared. I am still "Pending Review," though. I wonder if this is a sign of progress, or a sitewide programming change?
I just checked mine and I have the same thing.

What is the FAST program?
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Old Jun 27, 13, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by sbudaj View Post

What is the FAST program?
I think it's for commercial truckers, mostly.
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Old Jun 27, 13, 12:24 pm
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Received conditional approval.

I just received conditional approval. Took a little over 6 weeks.

However, the soonest interview I can get in the Seattle area is in October. Yikes! I scheduled mine, but will be trolling for earlier openings...

EDIT: After some obsessive checking, I was able to land an interview in Blaine, WA on Monday. So it pays off to be OCD. Looks like wait times elsewhere in the country are better, though.

My wife hasn't gotten her approval yet, though she applied a couple hours after I did. Now, to look for time slots for her...

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Old Jun 27, 13, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by uwskier25 View Post
I just received conditional approval. Took a little over 6 weeks.

However, the soonest interview I can get in the Seattle area is in October. Yikes! I scheduled mine, but will be trolling for earlier openings...

EDIT: After some obsessive checking, I was able to land an interview in Blaine, WA on Monday. So it pays off to be OCD. Looks like wait times elsewhere in the country are better, though.

My wife hasn't gotten her approval yet, though she applied a couple hours after I did. Now, to look for time slots for her...
This provides some light at the end of the tunnel as I'm coming up to the 6 week mark.
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Old Jun 27, 13, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by sbudaj View Post
I just checked mine and I have the same thing.

What is the FAST program?
FAST stands for Free and Secure Trade program. It is used for commmercial shipments.

FB

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/tr...traveler/fast/
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Old Jun 28, 13, 10:40 pm
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5 weeks today. Still "pending review" .

Hopefully soon!
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Old Jun 30, 13, 12:41 pm
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Remember two factors:

1) huge increase in applications to NEXUS and GE because these programs grant PreCheck privileges to US and CAN citizens

2) sequester means government is operating at a slower pace, including processing applications for GE and NEXUS (US side of things)
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Old Jun 30, 13, 4:05 pm
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I actually applied for GE a couple of months ago. Took 10 days to get conditional approval, 1 week to get an interview and another week to get my card in the mail. So a total of about 24 days from application to having a card in my hand!

Applied for Nexus after that approval and have been waiting 5 weeks. Must be the Canadian side that is slow.
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Old Jul 1, 13, 9:53 pm
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Based on my recent experience, you should be getting a response pretty soon. Had my interview today, which was a quick and pleasant experience.
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Old Jul 5, 13, 3:27 pm
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Hi,

I sign up for nexus, and they (GOES) took my payment on the 25 of May 2013 and my status in GOES it still say pending for review until now.

I live in Canada, city of montreal. Any idea how long this can take?

Thanks!
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Old Jul 5, 13, 4:44 pm
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Today is 6 weeks for me and still pending.
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Old Jul 5, 13, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by sbudaj View Post
Today is 6 weeks for me and still pending.
Monday will be 7 weeks for me and I'm still pending.
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Old Jul 5, 13, 7:56 pm
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Are you all Canadian resident or US?

I am just trying to find out if it take more time if you live in US or Canada.
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